With an era of cheap government farm credit ending as Brazil tries to curb runaway spending, farmers are seeking different ways to pay for fertilizer and equipment, potentially doubling the share of barter-based financing to 40 percent of the cost of the nation's crops, the most in at least a decade. For merchants, such as Cargill and CHS Inc, the largest U.S....» Read More
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A disease killing swaths of citrus trees is causing billions of dollars in losses, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told CNBC on Friday.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institute senior fellow, discuss how America's coastal corridors determine how the nation uses its natural resources.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discusses the government's plan to help save millions of acres from citrus greening disease.
A week of freezing temperatures has damaged California's citrus crop, but it will take several weeks to quantify losses, industry officials said.
The Food and Drug Administration is phasing out the use of antibiotics in meat over concerns about antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Kona Haque, head of agricultural research at Macquarie Group, discusses the outlook for agricultural food prices.
Damage in the San Joaquin Valley from a cold snap is estimated at $23 million and growing.
David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, says investors need to be selective going forward to make money.
Brace yourself: The U.S. is about to go over the "dairy cliff," which could cause milk prices to jump.
Winter weather conditions won't help end drought-stricken areas of the country, government forecasters say.
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Ellen Kullman, Dupont chairman and CEO, is focused on 3 strategic priorities for the company including the science of extending leadership in agriculture and nutrition, strengthening its advance materials portfolio, and building out industrial bio-science. Agriculture is the one consistent thing around the world going strong, Kullman adds.
Caterpillar infestations in Brazil's grain belt prompted the agriculture ministry to declare a state of emergency in two producer states.
A solution is being explored that has caught on elsewhere: mobile slaughterhouses where livestock can be killed, quartered, packaged and frozen.
The Obama administration wants to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, which could cut into farmers' profits for corn.
Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, more than 1 million acres of the Great Plains are giving way to corn fields to feed growing demands for ethanol.
Eric Stryson, Director at Global Institute for Tomorrow says governments should take a stronger role in pricing and regulating the types of food people eat.
The government paid $11.3m in farm subsidies to 50 billionaires or businesses in which they have some form of ownership. The New York Times reports.
The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.